14 Nights: Sunday 27 November - Sunday 11 December 2022
On the southern-most tip of the planet rests one of the world’s most massive and mysterious landmasses. Antarctica is the fifth largest continent; most of it covered with ice. There are no indigenous populations of
people on the frozen continent. Today, human habitation exists at a variety of science research stations placed by several countries. The freezing weather is an excellent location to study how the body and mind adapts to the cold. Scientists also drill for ice cores, which can provide a climate history of the region over thousands of years and provide insights into climate change. Not surprisingly it is a favourite spot for astronomers. The clear air, stable weather and absence of light pollution make the south pole one of the best places in the world to look at the sky.
Antarctica also presents the opportunity of a lifetime for photographers. Your adventure begins in Argentina where you will have two nights to explore the exciting city of Buenos Aires. From here you will fly to Ushuaia and board your ship to begin your voyage to Antarctica. You will sail through the Beagle Channel and after a day at sea, will be in Antarctica where you spend five days, setting foot on the Antarctic Peninsula as well as going ashore on the deserted Antarctic islands. You will come across the countless penguin colonies that thrive in these ice strewn waters, cruise in zodiacs to get close to icebergs and marvel at the dramatic ever-changing landscapes. On board your ship, experienced lecturers have an in-depth knowledge of the biology, history and geology of this area.
December is a great month to visit as there is more hours of daylight and sunshine and the breakup of the ice allows further exploration. December marks the arrival of humpback whales. Penguin rookeries are at full capacity and penguin chicks begin to hatch.
Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.
GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18